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St JAMES-THE-GREAT

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Rheumatism

Fisherman and an original Disciple of JESUS. He is not to be confused with his namesake JAMES-THE-LESS.

In the 7th Century someone decided he must have been to Spain at some time as an evangelist, which entitled him to be Patron of Spain. We’re not sure where that idea came from, but perhaps it was divine inspiration.

He was given the emblem of a scallop shell and was often depicted as a pilgrim with a staff.

In 844 he miraculously appeared to help the Spaniards defeat the Moors in the battle of Clavijo. Obviously he believed that old story about him going to Spain, so it must be true after all.

St JAMES-THE-GREAT FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : JAMES-THE-GREAT
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-44
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 36

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "JAMES-THE-GREAT: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 30 July 2014.

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